St Philip’s School supports the NHS

St Philip’s School was one of many schools across Kingston and Richmond to show their support of the NHS by sending their science goggles to Kingston Hospital and St George’s Hospital so that the frontline staff can protect themselves fully when working with patients suffering from COVID 19.  With the vast majority of schools now closed a number of Headteachers felt it would be more appropriate to put the goggles to good use and show some solidarity with NHS colleagues.  Over 5000 goggles were donated and have already made their way to the frontline staff.

Mr Ian Keary, Headteacher of Tiffin Girls’ School said our combined efforts last week to provide protective eyewear to frontline NHS staff at St George’s and Kingston has had an immediate impact”

NHS staff with donated goggles
Photo taken by Dr Yasmine Weeks of Kingston Hospital showing staff wearing the donated goggles.

Mr Ben Walsh, Headteacher of St Philip’s School said “Never before have we felt such a connection and solidarity with our colleagues in the care and medical sector. Their positive response to the gesture gave all of the staff here a huge boost at a time when we must all work extra hard to keep spirits high”

Some of the comments from the frontline staff included:

Thank you so much! You cannot imagine what a difference your donations have made – you have definitely restored our faith in human kindness! Our doctors and nurses could not believe that they could now have their own pair of goggles… We are grateful to you and your colleagues.”

These are coming just at the right time, thank you so much

Please remember that the best way to support the NHS is to stay inside and follow the government guidelines.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report


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